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Abiodun turns into Southern govs’ discussion board chair, Soludo, VP

The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun was on Monday elected as the brand new chairman of Southern Governors’ Forum.

The governor of Anambra State, Professor Charles Soludo, emerged because the Vice Chairman of the discussion board.

The Southern Governors’ Forum serves because the umbrella physique for the 17 governors from the South-West, South-South, and South-East geopolitical zones of Nigeria.

Abiodun is succeeding the previous governor of Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu SAN, who died final 12 months December.

16 governors had been in attendance besides the governor of Rivers State, Mr. Siminalayi Fubara.

The governors in attendance had been Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, Seyi Makinde, Oyo State, Alex Otii of Abia State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, Ademola Adeleke of Osun state, Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi state, Enugu’s Peter Mbah, Bayelsa’s Douye Diri and Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom State.

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Others embrace Ekiti State’s Biodun Oyebanji, Cross River’s Bassey Otu, Anambra’s Charles Soludo, Imo State deputy governor, Chinyere Ekomaru, Delta State deputy governor, Monday Onyeme, and Ondo State deputy governor, Olayide Adelami.

The governors held a closed-door assembly that lasted about 5 hours on the Presidential Lodge in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

Abiodun, whereas briefing newsmen after the assembly, described his alternative as the subsequent Chairman of the Southern Governors Forum alongside Prof Soludo as an honour he would perpetually admire and, in fact, encourage him to proceed to contribute to nationwide growth.

He mentioned, “I first need to thank all of the Governors, the 17 Governors, for coming to Abeokuta immediately for this primary assembly after about three years. It underscores the dedication and the willpower to make sure that the Southern States are occupied by their satisfaction of place.

“I additionally need to thank them for this confidence, so I reposed in myself and Professor Soludo and pledged that we might guarantee this confidence was justified.

“We have discussed a whole ranging number of issues but because of time constraints, myself and Governor Soludo will available to you pressmen the details of our communique that reflects our aspirations, our determination and the new and repositioned Southern Governors’ Forum.”

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